Resources for Students

On this page you will find details of selected content relevant to students.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: library.tsdft@nhs.net or (01803) 656700.

Quick links:

Discovery Search

Databases

Journals

Books and Web Resources 

Other Resources

Apps


Discovery Search

(Guide)

Discovery search lets you easily find and access the library's resources (both books and articles are listed). It features a flexible search box which allows you to search for a specific title or perform a keyword topic search.

NOTE: To access the online resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.

Databases

(Guide)

The NICE Healthcare Databases will enable you to complete detailed literature searches i.e. locate various articles on a topic. As an NHS employee/placement student you have access to 8 databases:

AMED - covers topics for allied health professions

BNI (British Nursing Index) - primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health topics

CINAHL - international nursing and allied health

EMBASE - primarily European biomedicine - good for pharmacology and drug therapy

HBE- healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.

HMIC - health service management and organisation. Includes grey literature

MEDLINE - general medical database covering most health topics

PsycINFO - psychology and psychiatry

NOTE: To access the databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e references. Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.


Journals

Discovery search guide

Discovery Search is a searchable and browsable list of all the print and electronic journals available to you through the NHS. Use the search box to search for a specific title or keyword. If the journal/article you require is not available please request a copy using our request form.

NOTE: To access the My Journals/articles you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Highlighted journals:

Click on a title to access the Journal.

Title Coverage
BMJ 1840 Onwards
International Journal of Medical Students 2013 Onwards (freely accessible online)
The Brisith Student Doctor Journal 2017 Onwards (freely accessible online)
The Lancet 2007 Onwards


And more.........check Discovery Search to see the full range.


Books and Web Resouces

Discovery search guide

To search for books and ebooks please click here.

To renew your books online click here.

To access ebooks you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Latest books  in the 'ABC of' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
ABC of communication 2018 Cooper, Nicola et al.
ABC of leadership 2017 Swanwick, Tim et al.
ABC of professionalism 2018 Cooper, Nicola et al.
ABC of clinical reasoning 2017 Cooper, Nicola et al.
ABC of common soft tissue disorders

2016

 Morris, Francis et al.
ABC of COPD 2017 Currie, Graeme P.
ABC of learning and teaching in medicine 2017 Cantillon, Peter et al
ABC of pleural diseases 2018 Rahman, Najib M.
ABC of rheumatology 2018 Adebajo, Ade et al.


Latest books  in the 'Lecture Notes' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
Clinical anaesthesia: lecture notes 2017 Gwinnutt, Matthew et al.
Dermatology: lecture notes 2017 Graham-Browne, Robin A. et al.
Gastroenterology and hepatology: lecture notes 2017 Inns, Stephen et al.
General surgery: lecture notes 2016 Ellis, Harold et al.
Global health: issues, challenges, and global action: lecture notes 2017 Armstrong-Mensah, Elizabeth
Haematology: lecture notes 2018 Hatton, Christian S. et al.
Ophthalmology: lecture notes 2016 James, Bruce et al.
Urology: lecture notes 2016 Kaisary, Amir et al.


Latest books  in the 'Crash Course' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
Gastrointestinal system 2015 Griffiths, Megan et al.
Nervous system 2015 Ross, Jenny et al.
Obstetrics and gynaecology 2015 Onwere, Chidimma et al.


Latest books  in the 'Fast Facts' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
Bladder cancer 2018 Lerner, Seth P. et al.
Diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract 2017 Bhutani, Manoop S. et al.
Hypertension 2016 MacGregor, Graham A. et al.
Immuno-oncology 2017  Clarke, Stephen et al.
Multiple myeloma and plasma cell dyscrasias 2017 Pamasamy, Karthik et al.
Osteoarthritis 2017 Conaghan, Philip G. et al.


Latest books  in the 'At a Glance' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance 2017 Rees, Dafydd A. et al.
Clinical investigations at a glance 2017 Gleadle, Jonathan et al.
General practice cases at a glance 2017 Cooper, Carol et al.
Infection prevention and control at a glance 2017 Weston, Debbie et al.
Medical education at a glance 2017 McKimm, Judy et al.
Medical ethics, law and communication at a glance 2017 Davey, Patrick
Medical school at a glance 2017 Thomas, Rachel K.
Minor surgery at a glance 2017 Mohan, Helen et al. 
Nursing and healthcare research at a glance 2017 Glasper, Alan et al.
Physiology at a glance 2017 Linden, Roger et al.
Pre-hospital emergency medicine at a glance 2018 Seligman, William
Radiology at a glance 2018 Chowdhury, Rajat
Respiratory nursing at a glance 2017  Preston, Wendy et al.
The renal system at a glance 2017 O'Callaghan, Christopher A.
Urology at a glance 2017 Hashim, Hashim


Latest books  in the 'Eureka' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
Gastrointestinal medicine 2017 Shakespeare, Rachael et al.
Neurology and neurosurgery 2016 Collons, Dawn 
Obstetrics and gynaecology  2016  Kither, Hannah 
Paediatrics  2018  Foulkes, Sian et al.
Psychiatry 2016  Fenton, Clare et al. 
Renal medicine  2017 Woodward, Stella et al.


Latest books  in the Made Incredibly Easy' series added to the Library:

Title Publication date Authors
ECG interpretation made incredibly easy 2016 Coviello, Jessica Shank
Medical terminology made incredibly easy  2018 Woodruff, David W.
Pharmacology made incredibly easy  2017 Gersch, Corolyn J.
Wound care made incredibly easy 2016 Slachta, Patricia A.


Study Skills books:

Title                                                                                                   Publication date Authors      
A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care 2015 Aveyard, Helen et al.
A post-graduate's guide to doing a literature review in health and social care 2016 Aveyard, Helen et al.
Cite them right: the essential referencing guide 2016  Pears, Richard et al. 
How to use your reading in your essays 2009  Godfrey, Jeanne 
How to write better essays  2013  Greetham, Bryan 
The study skills handbook  2013  Cottrell, Stella 
They say I say: the moves that matter in academic writing  2014  Graff, Gerald et al.
Write effectively: a quick course for busy health workers    2008  Albert, Tim 


Study Skills web resources:

Your University will likely have its own guides on Study Skills and Plagerism available so be sure to contact them for information.

There are also several guides available free online:

You Can find Bristol University's information about plagerism Click Here

Click Here to find a usefull guide on the Harvard Referencing System from Cardiff University.

Elsevier offers a series of videos on Plagerism and research ethics in general Click Here

The Open University provides range of study skills guides including writing assignments and revision Click Here

The Trust Library has a number of pamphlet guides for referencing available in the group study area.


Other Resources

The below resources are also available to South Devon NHS staff and placement students. In order to access some of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

ClinicalKey - a clinical search engine providing access to over 500 journals, 1,000 ebooks and other full text resources. Also include images and video. NHS OpenAthens Account required.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - provided by NICE. Contains summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of 330+ primary care presentations.

Cochrane Library - consists of 6 databses which contain different types of high quality evidence e.g. systematic reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.

Medicines Complete - online access to the BNF and BNFc. NHS OpenAthens account required.

NICE Evidence - NICE search resource for freely available health information.Contains guidelines, other evidence-based resources, patient information and lots more.

Trip Database - clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

UpToDate - evidence-based clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care. NHS OpenAthens account required.


Apps

In order to access most of these apps you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

All listed apps are available for Apple and Android devices.

UpToDate - handy, evidence-based, point-of care tool in app form.

NICE Apps:

BNF

BNFC

NICE Guidance